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    Quote Originally Posted by lue View Post
    Have you ever tried SheaMoisture? It works really well and doesn't have a lot of drying or harmful stuff in it.
    After my failed experiment with DevaCurl, I went back to my SheaMoisture shampoo + leave-in conditioner routine, and have been doing that for the past few months. My official review:

    Shampoo:
    - Decent enough (though not great) for my scalp
    - Barely lathers at all, so I have to use a lot of it
    - It's kind of expensive
    - Makes my hair SO SOFT and SO HEALTHY. <3
    - Smells really good! (=coconutty)

    Conditioner:
    - Easy to apply; makes for nice, well-defined curls
    - Does almost nothing for frizz
    - My hair often ends up looking and feeling a bit greasy afterwards (but only enough that I would notice)
    - Also smells really good, and also kind of expensive

    About to use up both bottles of this, so now I'm scouring this thread for recommendations re: something new to try --

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    Moved on to a new product set: Renpure Argan Oil Shampoo + Conditioner. Tried it for the first time last night. Used the shampoo normally and didn't rinse all the conditioner out, then slept on it (high, loose ponytail -- there's a silly name for that in the curly-haired community and I can't remember what it is). Results below.

    Pros:
    - So inexpensive! ($6.50 per 16 oz bottle at Walgreens)
    - Shampoo lathered really nicely, and felt amazing on my scalp
    - Conditioner felt silky, which was nice
    - Hair looks great today -- lots of curl and volume

    Cons:
    - Hair didn't end up as soft as it is after I use SheaMoisture products
    - Bottles weren't 100% full(???)
    - Had to use a lot of conditioner
    - THEY SMELL LIKE BABY POWDER

    I have this lavender spray that I bought online because I'd heard good things about it -- it ended up being pretty much useless, but I think I may start using it just to get the goddamn baby powder smell out of my hair. It's only been four hours since I woke up, and I'm already sick of it.

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    I forget if I posted or not but here's what I do:

    Wash scalp and hair every other day with this conditioner. No shampoo + washing every other day bc the ends tend to dry out otherwise. This allows me to go longer between haircuts.


    Apply Pantene mousse to the roots and most of the length.


    Apply heavy conditioning creme to the ends. It smells sooooo good, kind of coconut-y?


    Blow dry with diffuser if I'm going out in the cold/going to wear my bicycle helmet, otherwise air dry. I use the same products if I'm going to straighten it too, which is pretty rare.

    Cocoa powder to hair near temples on the off days if it is looking a little greasy, and spritz up the ends with water to tighten up droopy/frizzy curls.

    When I had more money, I was using Bumble and Bumble products, but they are so damn expensive, and this routine I've got now seems to work pretty nearly as well for like 1/4 the price.
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    Maybe use more protein to prevent breakage?
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    So I'm still experimenting with shampoos, and something to soothe my scalp.. Otherwise, I like the brand I'm using and it is CHEAP. $14 for the super moisturizing cream that, by my estimate, will last me a year. $10 for a bottle of conditioner that'll end up lasting at least 6 months. An oil that costs $10 that will last easily 6 months+. The spray gets rid of henna smell and keeps your scalp and hair fresh between washings.

    Similar brands I've used have not lasted nearly as long for hair as long as mine. But considering I have a bunch of shampoo for free to use up first, I'd say I'm pretty happy with the Soultanicals set up. Smells great, works great, no silicone but still creates slip in my hair, actually hydrates my beast of a mane, tames the frizz. If I use too much it weighs it down, but I'm not so concerned about that.
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    Temporarily switched to cheaper shampoo, bad move, my hair very rough and knotty. On the plus side, it's not becoming dirty as quickly.

    I forgot I had Orofluido, it cost $30. It smells very rich, like a perfume for your hair, but I didn't notice a change in my ends. I will continue to purchase though because of the smell.


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    Just started using this stuff and I really like it! It's $14 for a huge tube and I can buy it at Target. Sulfate, silicone, phthalate, and paraben free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Moved on to a new product set: Renpure Argan Oil Shampoo + Conditioner. Tried it for the first time last night. Used the shampoo normally and didn't rinse all the conditioner out, then slept on it (high, loose ponytail -- there's a silly name for that in the curly-haired community and I can't remember what it is). Results below.

    Pros:
    - So inexpensive! ($6.50 per 16 oz bottle at Walgreens)
    - Shampoo lathered really nicely, and felt amazing on my scalp
    - Conditioner felt silky, which was nice
    - Hair looks great today -- lots of curl and volume

    Cons:
    - Hair didn't end up as soft as it is after I use SheaMoisture products
    - Bottles weren't 100% full(???)
    - Had to use a lot of conditioner
    - THEY SMELL LIKE BABY POWDER

    I have this lavender spray that I bought online because I'd heard good things about it -- it ended up being pretty much useless, but I think I may start using it just to get the goddamn baby powder smell out of my hair. It's only been four hours since I woke up, and I'm already sick of it.
    Update on this -- I solved the problem by using the Devacurl Light Defining Gel afterwards. Totally neutralizes the smell.

    Also, to maximize hold, I started putting the gel in after I towel-dry my hair with a microfiber cloth. That made a HUGE difference. I'd actually endorse that gel, now.

    So, new routine:
    - Renpure shampoo and conditioner
    - Wrap hair in towel, finish up in shower
    - Apply Devacurl gel, twist-curl all my hair into 8-10 different twists
    - Let air dry, or dry with diffuser

    and it's nice enough to
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    weep, but I don't
    weep, do
    you?


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    I don't have any styling tips. My hair is either up in a bun or down and wild. I do detangle and braid before I go to bed, which makes maintenance far easier.

    Anyone got good product suggestions for curly flyaways? Those are the worst. I look like I have an unkempt halo around my head by the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Anyone got good product suggestions for curly flyaways? Those are the worst. I look like I have an unkempt halo around my head by the end of the day.
    Not really. My hair is always a lot frizzier at the end of the day, than at the beginning.

    Maybe use more gel?

    and it's nice enough to
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    you?


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